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Review: could Depakote cause Depression?

We study 29,585 people who have side effects while taking Depakote from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,070 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Depakote

Depakote (latest outcomes from 30,907 users) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,150,422 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 29,585 people reported to have side effects when taking Depakote. Among them, 1,295 people (4.38%) have Depression. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,150,422 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Depakote reports

Time on Depakote when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression30.30%32.58%3.03%3.79%17.42%9.09%3.79%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Depakote * :

FemaleMale
Depression60.42%39.58%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Depakote * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.26%0.52%9.90%11.21%20.16%23.63%21.63%12.68%

Severity of Depression when taking Depakote ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression18.75%43.75%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%57.14%42.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (311 people, 24.02%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (302 people, 23.32%)
  3. Pain (153 people, 11.81%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (116 people, 8.96%)
  5. Anxiety (109 people, 8.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (296 people, 22.86%)
  2. Zyprexa (241 people, 18.61%)
  3. Risperdal (205 people, 15.83%)
  4. Xanax (180 people, 13.90%)
  5. Klonopin (179 people, 13.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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